Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Daniel Roman Catholic Cemetery (RM of Dufferin)

This cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin is situated near the former location of St. Daniel Church, moved here around 1899. Only the church steeple remains of the building. The steeple contains the original church bell, made by Meneely and Company of West Troy, New York in 1904. It is inscribed as follows: “Ave Maria! Mon nom est Jeanne d'Arc et al ete baptisee par Mgr. L. P. A. Langevin, Archeveque de S. Boniface, Parrains et Marraines: Francois et Nancy McDermott, Alois et Francis Forster, John et Marie McIver, Charles Proulx et Caroline McIver, Michel et Domitille Proulx.”

St. Daniel Roman Catholic Cemetery

St. Daniel Roman Catholic Cemetery (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Daniel Roman Catholic Steeple

St. Daniel Roman Catholic Steeple (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Inscribed bell inside the steeple

Inscribed bell inside the steeple (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.57740, W98.14332
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ilets de Bois Cemetery (RM of Dufferin)

The Confrontations at Rivière aux Ilets-de-Bois by Alan B. McCullough
Manitoba History, Number 67, Winter 2012


A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 1 September 2020

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